In 2016, the Town of Seabrook Island entered into an agreement with the AirMedCare Network to provide benefits to covered individuals for certain air medical transport flights originating in Charleston County. This agreement has been subsequently extended by Town Council through December 31, 2019. Under the town's municipal membership plan, a “covered individual” includes:
To be eligible for this benefit, a covered individual must be flown by Meducare Air (or any other AirMedCare Network provider) to the closest appropriate medical facility. In addition, the transport must originate from a pick-up location anywhere in Charleston County.
Membership in the AirMedCare Network ensures that the covered individual will have no out-of-pocket flight expenses if flown by a network provider. Under the program, any costs not covered by the patient's private insurance will be covered under the town's municipal membership plan. If the patient is uninsured at the time of transport, Med-Trans Corporation will bill the uninsured person at the “Medicare Allowable Rate.” This coverage does not apply to air transport flights on non-network providers, or to flights originating outside of Charleston County.
Covered individuals may upgrade to a full AirMedCare Network Membership at a discounted rate. Under the full membership plan, covered individuals will receive full coverage with no restrictions on pick-up location or insurance coverage. The cost to upgrade your household to the full membership plan is $45 per year ($35 per year for seniors 60 years of age or older).
The AirMedCare Network is the largest air ambulance network in the United States. Participating providers in the AirMedCare Network provide air ambulance services from more than 245 air medical bases across 32 states.
For more information about the AirMedCare Network, please visit www.airmedcarenetwork.com.
For information about upgrading to the full AirMedCare membership, please Wes McAden, Membership Manager, by phone at (843) 708-6192 or by email at Wes.McAden@amgh.